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November 29th 2010

Rumor: Minowa in for Valentijn Overeem?

DREAM are reportedly considering ‘lending’ their popular fighter Minowaman to Strikeforce to replace an injured Valentijn Overeem for this coming weekend’s event.Valentijn, brother of Alistair, was due to make his Strikeforce debut on the card but suffered an elbow injury and pulled out of the match with Antonio ‘Bigfoot’...
November 28th 2010

Duffee denies a move to the WWE

Todd Duffee has denied reports that he is headed to the WWE to pursue a career in professional wrestling. Rumours surfaced this weekend that Duffee was on his way to the long-running pro-wrestling outfit, but he says there is no substance to them.“[The rumours] are wrong. Unless you know they are about to offer me millions of dollars to work how I see fit while...
November 27th 2010

Palhares signs new UFC deal, wants Marquardt rematch

Rousimar Palhares wants a rematch with Nate Marquardt as soon as possible.The stocky jiu jitsu ace has just signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC and is waiting for news of who his next opponent will be.“We’ve signed a new contract for Toquinho today, he’ll fight four more times, it’s renewed and we are on the expectations to know about...
November 26th 2010

Maiquel Falcao takes Dana's criticism with good grace

Maiquel Falcao has taken Dana White’s vocal criticism of his UFC 123 fight against Gerald Harris with good grace.White slammed Falcao and Harris for having an ‘ultimate staring contest’ and Harris, who lost the bout, was given his walking papers soon afterwards as a salutary warning to the rest of the UFC roster."Dana's criticism was fair....
November 26th 2010

Akiyama + Maxim: Mainstream Sexy

If there were any doubts about the popularity that Yoshihiro Akiyama enjoys in South-East Asia, look at the picture accompanying this article: Akiyama graces the cover of Maxim South Korea this month.We have no idea what it says in the feature inside, or what any of the headlines on the cover are about. But its nice to see an MMA fighter grace the cover of such a...
November 26th 2010

Paulo Thiago: "Its kill or be killed in my next fight"

Paulo Thiago has a dangerous day job, combating heavily-armed drug dealers in the notorious slums of Sao Paolo, Brazil. For recreation, he competes in mixed martial arts.He joined the UFC in February 2009 and has since gone 3-3 in the organisation. But his auspicious start - he KO’d Josh Koscheck and submitted Mike Swick - has been derailed; he is currently 0-2...
November 26th 2010

Randy Couture resumes Hollywood activities in Bruce Willis venture

In October Couture told Fighters Only that he enjoyed his experiences making the first Expendables film and would be looking at reprising his role in a sequel to be shot in March next year.“I am definitely gonna make some more movies there is no question about that, we start shooting the sequel for The Expendables in March, this next Spring, so I am excited...
November 26th 2010

Only a few hours left to vote in the 2010 World MMA Awards!

Today is the last day you can vote for your favorite fighters, industry figures and brands in the 2010 World Mixed Martial Arts Awards.Voting closes at midnight tonight, after which the ballots are locked and our team of counting monkeys will begin compiling the results. The winners will be announced at a lavish ceremony in Las Vegas next week, Wednesday...
November 25th 2010

Voting almost over, cetegories extremely close in MMA Awards 2010

The Fighters Only World MMA Awards are now in their third year and the 2010 ceremony promises to be the biggest yet. We have had unprecedented levels of interest from fans, fighters, industry figures and the world at large - so much so that the awards online voting site has crashed more than once under heavy traffic from people registering their votes.Yesterday was...
November 25th 2010

UFC confirms two more fights for Fights for the Troops 2

The UFC has confirmed two more fights for the January 22nd ‘UFC Fights for the Troops 2’ event in Fort Hood, Texas.In a heavyweight match, Pat Barry meets Joey Beltran and in a lightweight match, the ‘Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung faces Rani Yahya.The heavyweight fight will be televised by Spike TV as part of the main card action while...